This is a view of the Runcorn Water Works Pumping Station. This was opened in 1868 . These buildings were all taken down in the 1950's and a deep borehole which had supplied the water to the town was filled in. Runcorn now gets water from the River Dee. The site is now housing, including the former pump stion managers house.
The message reads:-
My Dear Ben, This is near to Jack's holiday closing now. Return middle of week. Been extra busy. Weather breezy and nice. Refreshing very little rain indeed. Thanks for the letter. Have all settled now. The place is no quieter that Coseley after all. Love to all Your Annie